Deep Green 100% Renewable Energy
Whether you’re a resident or a local business, you have the power to create change. Choosing to enroll in MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy program is the first step. With Deep Green, all of the power you buy for your home or business comes from 100% non-polluting, Green-e Energy–certified wind power. And because we believe that success is a two-way street, MCE supports and promotes our Deep Green commercial customers in a variety of ways.
Deep Green is Affordable
Deep Green costs only a penny more per kilowatt-hour than our Light Green rates, so for most residential customers, the additional cost of Deep Green is less than $5 per month. And for commercial customers, Deep Green often costs less than standard PG&E rates! Learn more about rates here.
Contribute to New, Local Renewables
Choosing Deep Green supports the development of new, local renewable energy projects. Half of the revenue from the Deep Green premium is directed to a local renewable development fund. Thanks to Deep Green customers, we’re currently planning to build our first MCE-owned 2-5 megawatt solar project at the Richmond Port. This project is expected to be online by August 2016.
In 2013, Deep Green energy was sourced from 100% wind power. Part of our Deep Green energy mix includes renewable energy certificates, which support the development of new renewable energy facilities in the western U.S., and reduce greenhouse gas emissions using the purchasing power of residents and businesses in Marin County, unincorporated Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Richmond and San Pablo. Renewable energy certificates represent the environmental attributes of renewable electricity generation. We update our Power Content Label periodically to reflect the most current locations of our renewable energy generators. Learn More.
Green-e, LEED, and Green Business Certification
Deep Green power comes from non-polluting, renewable sources and is Green-e Energy certified. Because it’s independently purchased and entirely verified by Green-e, you can be confident that Deep Green power comes only from renewable sources. For businesses, choosing Deep Green can help with your LEED and Bay Area Green Business certification.